Newcastle United had to settle for a 1-1 home draw with 10-man Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday after Callum Wilson’s penalty blocked Matt Ritchie’s own goal which fired the visitors ahead in a difficult incident. .
The result lifted Fulham temporarily out of the relegation arena as they moved one place up to 17 on 10 points from 14 games with a better goal difference to Burnley in 18th place who have two games in hand.
Newcastle moved two places up to 12 on 18 points from 13 games but took little performance from a turgid performance as the Magpies were lucky to scrape a portion of the damage.
Adeulola Lookman at Fulham was a constant threat throughout the afternoon and his attractive corner gave the opening goal while defender Tosin Adarabioyo brought him to the far post with the ball selling off Ritchie’s face. -in the web.
Newcastle were awarded a 64-minute penalty after Wilson was fouled by Joachim Andersen, who was shown a second yellow card for the challenge, and home striker forward Alphonse Areola went the wrong way with the bribe-spot him.
Homekeeper Karl Darlow at the Lookman was lively with a full stop four minutes later before Areola denied Joelinton at the other end.